Today’s digital economy has positioned the IT department at the forefront of strategic growth and initiative in business, and the CIO has increasingly been exposed to business units across the board. The CIO more than anyone should be positioned to take up the helm of the CEO, yet the CIO that does is still the exception rather than the rule. As those who have taken this step will attest, knowing the business is not the same as leading it. How does the CIO acquire the skills, experience and mindset that helps them to become the complete package required of the CEO?
Shawn Banerji, CIO Practice, Russell Reynolds Associates, Inc.
Shawn Banerji CIO Practice, Russell Reynolds Associates, Inc. Shawn is a member of the Information Officers (IOP) and FinTech Practices within the Global Technology Sector (GTS) at Russell Reynolds Associates. He is a trusted advisor ... More View all posts
Shawn Banerji CIO Practice, Russell Reynolds Associates, Inc. Shawn is a member of the Information Officers (IOP) and FinTech Practices within the Global Technology Sector (GTS) at Russell Reynolds Associates. He is a trusted advisor to clients on the convergence of talent and technology across all facets of the enterprise. His efforts have resulted in the succession, selection and recruitment of functional IT practitioners as well as those leaders who reside at the intersection of business and technology. Industry coverage includes financial services, healthcare, academia, telecom/technology, retail/consumer, industrial/natural resources as well as media and Internet. Shawn also has extensive business process outsourcing, process improvement, SaaS and shared services experience. Clients include high growth as well as large corporations, along with extensive work for investors and their portfolio companies. More recently, Shawn has been involved in a variety of efforts to increase technology representation on Corporate Boards. Shawn is an ex officio board member of the Society for Information Management (SIM), an Advisor to Columbia University's M.A. Technology Program and a contributor to MIT's Annual CIO Symposium. In addition, he serves on the Advisory Boards of three prominent PE portfolio companies. He received his B.A. from the University of Richmond, VA and his M.A. from the University of Westminster, London. Less View all posts
John Thompson, EVP, Global Operations and Technology, CIO, None
John David Thompson EVP, Global Operations and Technology, CIO As Executive Vice President, Global Operations and Chief Information Officer, John “David” Thompson is responsible for building and developing the IT infrastructure to... More View all posts
John David Thompson EVP, Global Operations and Technology, CIO As Executive Vice President, Global Operations and Chief Information Officer, John “David” Thompson is responsible for building and developing the IT infrastructure to support the nextgeneration of payment products and services. He also is responsible for maximizing efficiency, quality and customer delivery for the company’s global Agent network of more than 510,000 locations in 200 countries and territories. He is based in Englewood, Colo., at Western Union’s global headquarters. Thompson has more than 20 years of experience in the high-technology industry, most recently as Group President, Services and Support and Global CIO of Symantec Corporation. Prior to this role, he served as Symantec’s Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer and, during his six years at the company, led an organization that offered expert solutions and support in information security, technology, availability and storage. Earlier in his career, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Oracle Corporation and Vice President of Services and Chief Information Officer at PeopleSoft, Inc. Thompson is a director of CoreSite Realty Corporation. Thompson studied at Marymount University in Arlington, Va. and American University in Washington, D.C. Less View all posts